Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, July 30, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News


OPP T-shirt program rewards safe boaters
Timmins Daily Press
Ontario Provincial Police are bringing a safety awareness program to Timmins that will see boaters rewarded with T-shirts for wearing their lifejackets.

Wake-up call for boaters
Asbury Park Press
After hearing Toms River sailboat owners complain recently about motorboats speeding near small boats and causing problems by creating big wakes, ...

Suspend Driver's Licences for Impaired Boating: Safety Organizations
Marketwire Thu, 29 Jul 2010 09:01 AM PDT
Canadian Safe Boating Council, Lifesaving Society and MADD Canada call for provinces and territories to include impaired boaters in their administrative licence suspension programs. 

RCMP plan busy weekend enforcing water rules
CBC New Brunswick Fri, 30 Jul 2010 05:18 AM PDT
The New Brunswick RCMP will be ensuring boaters over the holiday weekend are wearing life jackets and have the proper boating permits.


Beginners boater safety class to be offered by TLSPS
Lincolnton Journal
The Thurmond Lake Sail & Power Squadron will be teaching the new “ABC Beginning Boaters Class” beginning August 10th! You must be an online subscriber to ...


3-15 years for drunken boater in fatal crash
Macomb Daily Wed, 28 Jul 2010 20:28 PM PDT
A 28-year-old Warren man who caused the boating death of his good friend was escorted from a courtroom in handcuffs this morning to begin serving at least three years in prison. 

Prison Time for Deadly Boating Crash
WNEP 16 Pennsylvania Thu, 29 Jul 2010 09:56 AM PDT
A man is headed to prison for his role in a boat crash in Clinton County that killed a 12-year-old girl last year. 

Gulfport man dies in boating accident
FOX10 Mobile Fri, 30 Jul 2010 10:23 AM PDT
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) Marine Patrol responded to a call from the Gulfport Police Department July 29 of a boating accident in the Industrial Seaway Canal. A man was killed and a woman was injured in the accident. 

Welsh Girl Dies In Turkey Raft Accident
SkyNews via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News Fri, 30 Jul 2010 12:59 PM PDT
A nine-year-old Welsh schoolgirl has died in a white water rafting accident while on holiday in southern Turkey.


Sailboat Carrying Spanish Tourists Caught Fire in Southwest Turkey
A Spanish tourist was missing after fire destroyed a wooden sailboat in southwestern Turkey on Wednesday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported. ...

Shrimp Boat Catches Fire On Indian River Lagoon
WFTV 9 Orlando Thu, 29 Jul 2010 09:36 AM PDT
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- A shrimp boat caught fire Thursday on the Indian River Lagoon near Rockledge. The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife boats were on scene, trying to figure out how to secure the boat. 

Yacht catches fire in San Pedro Marina
Daily Breeze Thu, 29 Jul 2010 07:44 AM PDT
A motor yacht caught fire today at San Pedro Marina near Ports O' Call Village and four firefighting boat crews responded. A total of 42 firefighters worked from their boats, from the docks, and on the burning boat, and declared a knockdown at 2:03 a.m., the dispatcher said. 

Fire Destroys Boat Used To Patrol Sloan's Lake
A fire early Friday morning destroyed a boat the Parks and Rec Department uses to patrol Sloan's Lake. An investigation is now under way into the blaze, ..

Other Accidents:

Kingston boater hits two vessels, charged with BWAI
Mid-Hudson News
ESOPUS – The Ulster County Sheriff's Office has charged Richard Blackburn, 45, of 21 Main Street in Kingston with boating while ability impaired by alcohol, ...

Sailboat's mast destroyed after clipping Neuse River Bridge
ENC Today
A 40-foot sailboat was delayed on its trip to Pennsylvania on Sunday night after its mast was clipped and destroyed at the Neuse River Bridge in New Bern. ...

Coast Guard rescues three off Braddock Point
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Fri, 30 Jul 2010 08:37 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard in Rochester rescued three people from the water off Braddock Point this afternoon after their two vessels overturned. 

Bellevue Man Suffers Hypothermia After Boat Beached
KIRO Seattle
The boat's owner, a 77-year-old man, was alone on the sailboat, which is also his home. The man told Oregon State Police that he was sailing along the Ore. ..

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News


Boaters must take safety seriously
Drayton Valley Western Review Mon, 26 Jul 2010 08:53 AM PDT
With the amount of rain we've had over the summer, boating and water safety become a concern for emergency services and Transport Canada to ensure that users are utilizing the proper safety measures.

Man warned over 'sailing blind' yacht off Dorset
BBC News
A sailor has been warned by coastguards after he left his yacht to "sail blind" while he worked below deck. Another yacht had to alter course to avoid ...

Boise man pleads guilty in Payette Lake boating deaths
NorthWest Cable News Wed, 28 Jul 2010 11:10 AM PDT
CASCADE, Idaho -- A Boise man has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors after the boat he was piloting struck rocks in Payette Lake last August leading to the deaths of two of his passengers. Ronald Stevens was at the helm of a ski boat carrying eight adults and four children when it hit rocks, capsized and sank. Stevens had been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of ... 

Former Mason City mayor charged with drunken boating
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier Wed, 28 Jul 2010 10:31 AM PDT
CLEAR LAKE -- Former Mason City Mayor Roger Bang was chargedwith boating while intoxicated Tuesday night. 

Boat's safety under scrutiny after novice goes missing in Long Island Sound
The Journal News |
It listed sharply and Curran and the instructor were thrown from the boat. The instructor managed to get back on board and threw a flotation cushion into ...


Boaters have class
Big Bear Grizzly
It's boating season on Big Bear Lake and the Coast Guard Auxiliary wants boaters to be safe. The Auxiliary offers another boating safety course Aug. 7. ...


Coast Guard searches for NY boater after squall
AP - July 26, 2010 9:25 AM ET LARCHMONT, NY (AP) - A boat and helicopter search is continuting for a man who fell off his sailboat in the Long Island Sound ...

FWC testing Carlson's blood alcohol level in connection with boating fatality
Highlands Today Mon, 26 Jul 2010 09:26 AM PDT
Highlands County commissioner Jeff Carlson, his wife, Julie, his brother-in-law and Sebring City Manager Scott Noethlich, and sister-in-law, Annie, had been boating and consuming alcohol all day before the boating accident Saturday night that killed Julie Carlson, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report

Lightning strike kills boater near Sarnia
An Ohio man is dead after his boat was struck by lightning near Lake St. Clair. Benn Strong, 41, of Ravenna, Ohio, was boating with family and friends in ...

Lightning strikes boater during Sunday storms
Inside NoVA
Fire crews were called to help another boater in distress on the river during Sunday's storms, this one off the shores of Charles County, Md., ...

Boater charged in friend's death
St. Tammany News Mon, 26 Jul 2010 22:40 PM PDT
The boater who was at the helm in May when his good friend fell overboard and died has been charged with negligent homicide

Boater Killed by Propeller
NBC 15 Mobile Mon, 26 Jul 2010 22:00 PM PDT
A man is dead after authorities say he fell from his ski boat near Ono Island and was then struck by its propeller when the vessel was accidentally backed over...

Baton Rouge man dies in boating accident in Alabama
WAFB Baton Rouge Tue, 27 Jul 2010 10:43 AM PDT
A Baton Rouge man was killed in a boating accident Monday while vacationing with his family in Alabama. He died after getting sucked under the boat while on the water near Orange Beach

Charges filed after teen drowns in Lake St. Louis
Belleville News Democrat
KMOX Radio reports that the boat's operator, 23-year-old David Wells of Wentzville, is charged with boating while intoxicated. It wasn't immediately clear ...

Edmonton man lost to B.C. lake
The Edmonton Sun via Yahoo! Canada News Tue, 27 Jul 2010 23:19 PM PDT
A day and a half search for a missing Edmonton man who fell off a houseboat in the Shuswap Lake region of B.C. has yielded nothing, according to Sicamous RCMP. 


Houseboat catches fire and sinks in lake
Palladium-Item Tue, 27 Jul 2010 05:00 AM PDT
Two people escaped injury Saturday when the 1970 houseboat they were riding in caught fire and burned in the Brookville Lake.

Other Accidents:

Two rescued from overturned sailboat in Ocean View
The Virginian-Pilot
Two people were rescued from an overturned sailboat in Norfolk on Sunday at about 8:30 pm near the intersection of Ocean View and Cape View avenues. .

Boat capsizes, US men rescued
Windsor Star
The Canadian Coast Guard said a private sailboat was also on the scene, its operators being the first to spot the to men.

Yacht sinks off Haulover Beach
7Online WSVN-TV
(WSVN) -- A captain who went out to sea on a yacht returned to dock in a dingy after getting a "sinking feeling." Late Monday afternoon, it still remained a ...

Jet Ski hits house boat
The Daily Advance Mon, 26 Jul 2010 20:00 PM PDT
State Wildlife officials are investigating a weekend accident in which a Jet Ski struck an anchored houseboat on Tulls Bay in Currituck County.

Boat crashes into U.S. 321 bridge support
Lenoir News-Topic Tue, 27 Jul 2010 08:34 AM PDT
A boating accident on the Catawba River at the U.S. 321 bridge seriously injured two people. 

North Fork Man Charged With BWI After Boat Crash
Long Island Press Tue, 27 Jul 2010 08:18 AM PDT
A 26-year-old Mattituck man was arrested for drunken boating after he crashed his vessel in Southold Bay on Sunday night, Shelter Island Town Police said. James Pape was driving his boat with one friend onboard when the vessel crashed into a beach south of Jennings Point on the northwest tip of the island and landed [...] 

Police: Drunken boater hits luxury yacht in Marina Bay
The Patriot Ledger Tue, 27 Jul 2010 06:25 AM PDT
Environmental Police arrested Michael Gill, 56, of Leicester, Friday night after he allegedly skippered his 30-foot cruiser into an 80-foot yacht docked at Marina Bay. Gill is charged with drunken boating

Man runs boat aground at yacht club; arrested for boating while intoxicated
WRGB Albany Mon, 26 Jul 2010 11:43 AM PDT
COEYMANS -- Police arrested a Feura Bush man Sunday night while responding to an accident in which a boat ran aground at the Tri-City Yacht Club

19-Year-Old Charged with Leaving the Scene of a Boating Accident
Bemus Point, NY - 19 year old, Peter J. Saunders was charged with leaving the scene of a boat accident after a lengthy investigation by the Chautauqua ...

Naples man injured in Bonita Springs boat explosion arrested
Naples Daily News
By A Naples man who was the passenger on a boat that exploded early Tuesday in Bonita Springs was arrested after fish and wildlife ...

 Sailor rescued in Saugatuck near death
Joe Brockington stands next to his sailboat. He was found unconscious in the boat on Saturday, July 10. By JIM HAYDEN Joe Brockington remembers putting the ...

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News


Water Rescues, Boater Safety and Law Enforcement
Carroll said boaters who don't know the area face navigational hazards that include Penfield Reef; "The Cows," which are groups of rocks within 100 yards of ...

Mark Kirk and his near drowning story
Chicago Sun-Times (blog)
A Kenilworth youth was rescued by the US Coast Guard, Tuesday afternoon, after his sailboat capsized in Lake Michigan about one-half mile off Winnetka. ...

Fishing Column: BUI enforecement is a state priority
Stamford Advocate Sat, 24 Jul 2010 00:05 AM PDT
Governor M. Jodi Rell announced last week that the state will be stepping up enforcement of laws against boating under the influence (BUI) this weekend as part of a regional effort known as "Operation Dry Water."

Remember life jacket when on water
Gloucester County Times Sat, 24 Jul 2010 00:04 AM PDT
Itâs so sad when I read about people who drown due to not wearing a life preserver while on the waterways, either boating or tubing, or during other water activities. 

 Safety on the water
Sumter Item
Perry said the auxiliary, with 23 members, carries out its responsibilities in several ways, including free vessel safety checks, boater education classes ...


Herreshoff boating program utilizes 1929 sailboat
Girls were in one sailboat and boys in another, while instructor Ed O'Brien-Hogan patrolled the waters in a small powerboat. “Guys, it's time to come in,” ..

Boater safety test offered
Charlotte Observer
Exam is for boaters younger than 26 who passed safety test but have lost ID cards. By Joe Marusak To register for one of the three test periods, ...

Boater test not strict enough: critics
CBC Ottawa Sun, 25 Jul 2010 09:22 AM PDT
Police and boating instructors in Ottawa say there are too many people on the water without proper safety skills, despite new requirements.


Police say 3 Ukrainians killed in rafting accident in Norway
Brandon Sun Sat, 24 Jul 2010 07:57 AM PDT
OSLO - Norwegian police say three Ukrainian citizens have been killed in a rafting accident in central Norway. Police spokeswoman Ann-Karin Sundgarden says the Ukrainians fell out of their raft in the river Sjoa, north of Lillehammer in central Norway on Saturday. 

Destin man found guilty in boating manslaughter case involving Daphne man Sun, 25 Jul 2010 08:10 AM PDT
DAPHNE, Ala. â Thursday afternoon a jury in Shalimar found Augusta âGusâ Frederick Kennedy, 48, of Destin, Fla., guilty on three counts of boating-under-the-influence manslaughter after deliberating for only one hour.


Video: Boat Fire
San Diego 6 Fri, 23 Jul 2010 23:32 PM PDT
A couple boating their way back to Huntington Beach had their trip cut short when the vessel caught fire. 7/23/10

Other Accidents

Three men rescued by Coast Guard
WTOC 11 Savannah Sun, 25 Jul 2010 06:46 AM PDT
A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew from Air Station Savannah assisted three boaters aboard a 27-foot pleasure craft, "Lucky Duck", after it ran aground near St. Simons Island Saturday evening. 

Woman injured in boating accident
Indian River Press Journal Sun, 25 Jul 2010 09:59 AM PDT
A 39-year-old woman was reported in critical condition at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne Sunday following a Saturday night boating accident on the Indian River in Sebastian. 

Local injured in boat accident improves
Seguin Gazette-Enterprise Sat, 24 Jul 2010 23:30 PM PDT
CORPUS CHRISTI â The condition of the 49-year-old Seguin man injured Saturday in a boating accident on the Intracoastal Waterway has improved.  

3 rescued from yacht of west coast
The Irish Times Sun, 25 Jul 2010 05:14 AM PDT
Three men were rescued from a sinking yacht off Spiddal, Co Galway today.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News


Don't become a boating casualty
The North Island Gazette Thu, 22 Jul 2010 01:04 AM PDT
Thousands of people will be out on the water this week to enjoy the summer. While no one wants to think that going out on the water with family and friends can turn in an instant, it happens. Every year there are more than 100 boating related casualties. 

Water safety essential for swimmers and boaters to reduce drowning risk
Waterloo Record
Basic precautions while enjoying swimming and boating this summer can greatly reduce the risk of drowning, which claims the lives of about 500 Canadians ..

State seeking nominations for Boating Council
Bellevue Reporter
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking nominations to its Boating Safety Advisory Council. The commission is looking for ...

Coast Guard urges safety during storm
FOX10 Mobile Fri, 23 Jul 2010 09:23 AM PDT
The Coast Guard is urging the maritime community and the boating public to track Tropical Storm Bonnie's progress and take early action to protect themselves and their vessels. 

Accidents prompt push for boat safety
CLEVELAND - Every summer the Coast Guard is on watch for boating-related accidents, and each year, they deal with tragedy. This year has been especially bad .

Castaic Lake Lifeguards Recall Accidents, Promote Boating Safety
KHTS Radio
For lifeguards Cary Flebby and Ryan Murphy, they hope one particular group pays particular attention to the rules: boaters. “We get a lot of people who are ...

Fish and Boat warns of drinking, boating
Centre Daily Times
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, citing a crash on the Susquehanna River in Lock Haven last year that killed a 12- year-old Hublersburg girl, ...

Pontoon boat door hinges may sever people's fingers
When Bryce moved forward to jump from the boat, his left pinky finger slid down the length of the railing, passed a ball guard on the gate and lodged into ...


Lake accidents kill two boaters
Indianapolis Star
Auberry, an experienced boater whose home was adjacent to the dock, fell in the water between the boat and the dock and began to panic, according to a ...

A deadly boat ride on Lake Victoria
Times LIVE (blog)
An untold number of people are missing after a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria on Wednesday morning. The official death toll is 11 – or 28. ...

Lightning suspected in boater's death
Sarnia Observer Fri, 23 Jul 2010 18:09 PM PDT
Lightning is suspected in the death of a 41-year-old Ohio man at Walpole Island on Friday, Lambton OPP say. The man was on a bass boat in Bassett Channel with friends and family about 2 p.m. when a storm moved in.[...]  

Lightning strike kills American boater
Windsor Star Fri, 23 Jul 2010 16:51 PM PDT
A man has died after being struck by lightning near Lake St. Clair Friday afternoon according to the Canadian Coast Guard.


Cloverdale family escapes boat fire
Cloverdale Reporter Thu, 22 Jul 2010 08:13 AM PDT
A family of four and their two dogs âdid all the right stuffâ when their 40-foot yacht caught fire en route to Crescent Beach. âThey were fortunate. He just got them off. That was a smart thing to do,â said Crescent Beach Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliaryâs Sig Kristensen.

Boaters rescued after vessel catches fire in Kachemak Bay
Anchorage Daily News
There's no mandate for one private boater to help another, but it often happens, Mosley said. "This is very much one of those cases that the Good Samaritans ...

Burning shrimp boat sinks in bay
Ultimate Clear Lake
No one was injured when a shrimp boat burned and sank Thursday about two miles northeast of the mouth of the Clear Creek Channel in Galveston Bay. ...

Other Accidents:

RNLI lifeboat crew come to the aid of stricken yacht
Belfast Telegraph
THE RNLI Bangor lifeboat has helped with the rescue of a yacht which ran aground off Cultra last week. At approximately 5.30pm on Monday, July 12, ...

Boater charged after failing to report passenger overboard
Newsday (subscription)
A Patchogue boater faces endangerment charges after he failed to notify police Wednesday that one of his passengers had fallen into the Great South Bay, ...

Coast Guard rescues 10 in one week in Bogue Inlet
And over the past week, officials said there has been a southwest blowing wind causing boaters problems. “When you get on a good outgoing tide, ...

Couple rescued from lake after boat starts taking on water
The Chronicle-Telegram Thu, 22 Jul 2010 09:39 AM PDT
LORAIN â A husband and wife from Lorain were rescued from Lake Erie overnight after the boat they were in ran out of gas and began taking on water, according to the Coast Guard. Petty Officer Kyle Abood from the Coast Guardâs Lorain station, said the couple was coming home from Cedar Point when they ran [...] 

Lake Katrine man charged with drunken boating
Kingston Daily Freeman Thu, 22 Jul 2010 05:07 AM PDT
HYDE PARK â A Lake Katrine man was arrested Tuesday and charged with leaving the scene of a boat accident and boating while intoxicated after he allegedly operated a 24-foot motor boat with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater, the Dutchess County Sheriffâs Office reported.  

3 teens rescued from Black Warrior River after being stuck on boat overnight (blog)
Three teens were rescued on the Black Warrior River about 7 am today after spending the night on their flat bottom boat. The trio was found between Warrior ...

 Family of four rescued from yacht
BBC News
A family of four have been airlifted to safety after their yacht's steering failed in force six winds. Stornoway Coastguard said they received a Mayday call ...

Man crashes yacht into two boats on Hudson River
Poughkeepsie Journal
HYDE PARK — A 27-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday after crashing into two docked motor boats with his 24-foot yacht on the Hudson River. ...

3 men jump ship when sailboat tips on Lake Coeur d'Alene
Northwest Cable News
Gusts knocked over a sailboat and forced three people to jump to safety. The pulley on the sailboat would not work when a strong gust of wind came along. ...

Boats Crash on Lake Winola
According to the Fish and Boat Commission, the operator of the boat had gotten too close to shore and crashed into a moored sailboat. ...

Major injuries sustained in boat crash
The Lake County Record-Bee Fri, 23 Jul 2010 09:10 AM PDT
GLENHAVEN -- Lake County Sheriff's Department Marine Patrol is continuing its investigation of a boating accident that occurred Tuesday evening in the Glenhaven area. One man suffered major injuries in the incident. 

Seguin man loses arm in boat mishap
Seguin Gazette-Enterprise Fri, 23 Jul 2010 08:00 AM PDT
LAMAR â Quick action by a local couple and the wife of a fishing guide were credited with saving the lives of Seguin residents who were critically injured in a boating accident Saturday.

Marine Patrol Investigating Boating Collision
WMUR Manchester
Marine Patrol said Fenton Varney, 53, of Tuftonboro, was heading north in a 26-foot boat with eight passengers between Sandy and Little Bear Islands. ...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News


Safe boating classes scheduled
The Ithaca Journal Tue, 20 Jul 2010 11:10 AM PDT
Seneca Sail & Power Squadron will present a safe boater course at 7 p.m. July 26 at the Big Flats Community Center. 

Safe boating classes scheduled
Elmira Star-Gazette
Candidates for the safety certificate must attend both sessions to get their certificate to operate a personal watercraft or youth boat operator.

Boater education course offered at Coast Guard base
Tasley Eastern Shore News
CHINCOTEAGUE -- The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will provide a Virginia Boater Education Course Aug. 16-18 at the Chincoteague Coast Guard Base from ...

Free boating safety classes in August
WCNC (subscription)
by NewsChannel 36 Staff CORNELIUS, NC -- The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a free boating safety class in response to the recent drownings at Lake Norman ...

11-Year-Old SC Boy Drowned in NC Lake
WLTX-TV Columbia Tue, 20 Jul 2010 09:55 AM PDT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities have found the bodies of the boys from South Carolina and Virginia who disappeared after swimming during a family boating trip on a North Carolina lake on Sunday. 

Girl dies during family boating trip
Crestview News Bulletin Tue, 20 Jul 2010 07:02 AM PDT
HOMOSASSA, Fla. (AP) â A little girl died in an apparent drowning during a family boating trip on the Homosassa River. The Citrus County Sheriffâs Office reports that family members of 21-month-old Cayla Barnes were loading their pontoon boat... 

Ten dead, dozens missing in Uganda boating accident Wed, 21 Jul 2010 07:31 AM PDT
Kampala - Ten people have died and dozens more missing after an over-loaded boat sank in Uganda's Lake Victoria Wednesday, a police official said.


No Injuries From Houseboat Fire Tue, 20 Jul 2010 07:23 AM PDT
No one was injured in a houseboat fire on Lake Don Pedro yesterday morning. 

Three rescued from ocean off Cape after boat catches fire
Boston Globe
A good Samaritan arrived in a fishing boat and rescued the three from the water. Clayton said no one was taken to the hospital and everyone is in good
Other Accidents:

Boater injured after hitting bridge
Soundings Mon, 19 Jul 2010 17:13 PM PDT
A Florida man was in critical condition after crashing his boat into a bridge pillar. Authorities called off an intense search for other possible missing when they learned no one else was on board at the time of the accident. 

Boaters Rescued From Chesapeake Bay
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Authorities say five boaters were rescued from the Chesapeake Bay after their boat capsized, including two Hyattsville residents who ...

Sudden thunderstorm capsizes sailboats, dunks young sailors in Belmar
Asbury Park Press
By CHARLES WEBSTER • STAFF WRITER • July 19, 2010 BELMAR — Three dozen children aboard more than 25 small sailboats scrambled for safety this morning after ...

Coast Guard rescues man after sailboat gets into trouble off Washington Coast
Daily Astorian
The US Coast Guard helped rescue a man from a sailboat that sank 20 miles off the coast of Cape Disappointment this morning. Group Astoria received a mayday ..

5 Rescued From Bay After Boat Capsizes
WBAL Baltimore
The captain of a passing sailboat heard their cries for help Saturday night, called for help and was able to rescue three of the boaters. ...

nfant injured in boating accident in Banks Channel
Topsail Voice Tue, 20 Jul 2010 08:27 AM PDT
TOPSAIL â An infant was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center after being injured in a boating accident in the waters near Topsail Island

Boater's thumb severed at Nacimiento Lake
The San Luis Obispo Tribune Tue, 20 Jul 2010 13:52 PM PDT
A man was taken to Twin Cities Community Hospital on Saturday after his thumb was severed when it wa 

Forty-ton whale lands on yacht during Cape Town sailing trip
A couple who took a yacht for a quiet sailing trip were stunned when a 40-ton whale crash-landed on their boat off Cape Town. The 40-ton whale crash-landed ...

Five people stranded Saturday for three hours near Bay Bridge
Baltimore Sun
He was unsuccessful until Captain Larry Vazzano and four crew members aboard the Wharf Rat, a CS 40 sailboat returning from the Eastport Yacht Club's ...

boat capsized in Bogue Inlet
News Channel 12 New Bern Wed, 21 Jul 2010 09:25 AM PDT
FIRST ON NEWSCHANNEL 12 AT NOON A boat capsized in Bogue Inlet on Wednesday, which is the second such incident in five days. The Coast Guard said dangerous waters are what caused a boat full of recreational fishermen to capsize. 

Monday, July 19, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News


Boating safety urged in summer
Opelousas Daily World Sun, 18 Jul 2010 00:40 AM PDT
Drinking and driving can lead to disaster. 

Sheriff's office reminds boaters about safety
Poughkeepsie Journal
"If boaters wear their life jacket properly and fall overboard, conscious or not, they will float to the surface where they can be helped," Johnson said. ...

The Right Sailboat Supplies Make Summer Boating Safer and Fun
Marisys (blog)
Besides the clothes and electronics, other items you may want to pick up at your local boating supply store include games. There are many waterproof games ..


Delhi tourist dies in houseboat on Dal Lake
New Kerala Sun, 18 Jul 2010 09:49 AM PDT
Srinagar, Jul 18 : A tourist from New Delhi died in a houseboat on the famous Dal Lake here, official sources said today. 

 Update: Three killed, one missing in Twillingate boating accident
The Telegram Sun, 18 Jul 2010 09:07 AM PDT
Two children and an adult were killed in a boating accident over the weekend near Twillingate. Search and rescue workers recovered the bodies of two brothers, eight and 10-years-old. 

 Boating joy ride turns tragic for N.L. town as 3 bodies are recovered
Times & Transcript Sun, 18 Jul 2010 07:03 AM PDT
The mayor of a small Newfoundland community says the drowning deaths of two young brothers who frequented the town wharf and a local man who gave them a boat ride have devastated his tightknit community

Toddler on family boating trip drowns near Homosassa River
By Hilary Lehman, Times Staff Writer HOMOSASSA — A toddler died after being pulled from a canal near the Homosassa River during a family boating trip .

Boater resumed drowned after boat capsizes
QUEENSTOWN, Md. - A boater is presumed drowned after the boat he was on capsized in Greenwood Creek. The accident happened Sunday night just before 9 pm, ...

81-year-old boater drowns in Lac Creux
Surete du Quebec divers have found the body of an 81-year-old man who went missing Sunday morning while out on the waters of Lac Creux, in Lantier, .

Woman dies in night time boating accident
... to University Medical Center Brackenridge. Brooks died on the way to the hospital. Twenty percent of boating accidents in Texas happened at night last year.

Newfoundland fishing town mourns deaths of 3 after weekend boating mishap
Winnipeg Free Press
TWILLINGATE, NL - Two young brothers killed in a weekend boating accident off northern Newfoundland spent hours at the town wharf in summer,

Two still hospitalized from boat explosion on Eagle Lake in Texas Township
Kalamazoo Gazette -
KALAMAZOO — Two people remained hospitalized today for injuries suffered when a boat exploded Saturday on Eagle Lake in Texas Township. ..

Gas Fumes Build Up Suspected in Eagle Lake Boat Explosion
TEXAS TOWNSHIP -- (WKZO) Investigators suspect a build up of gas fumes was the reason for a boat explosion on Eagle Lake in Kalamazoo's Texas Township that .

Fire spreads across 5 boats at yacht club
Florida Today
A sport fishing boat docked at Port Canaveral Yacht Club caught fire, burning or melting through its mooring and breaking free, floating toward other docked ..

Other Accidents

Boater seriously injured after hitting bridge
10 Connects
Authorities called off an intense search for other possible missing boaters in the area just before 6 pm Saturday when they learned no one else was on board ...

Two girls injured in Wakulla County boating accident
Tallahassee Democrat Sat, 17 Jul 2010 23:17 PM PDT
Two girls were injured Saturday afternoon in a boating accident on Lake Ellen in Wakulla County, said Toni Brannon, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Yacht rescued in gale force winds
Gazette News Sun, 18 Jul 2010 06:14 AM PDT
WEST Mersea lifeboat went to the rescue of a yacht which was being battered against the sea wall in gale force winds.

18-year-old pulled from Candlewood Lake
Danbury News Times
A near-drowning in New Milford and a boating accident in Brookfield highlighted a busy day on Candlewood Lake as thousands of people took to the water .

Captain rescued after boat capsizes in Tampa Bay
By Robbyn Mitchell, Times Staff Writer TAMPA — Rescuers pulled an unconscious man out of Tampa Bay on Saturday afternoon after his boat capsized near the ...

Two injured after turning jet ski collides with boat
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC -- Authorities are investigating a jet ski and boat collision at Wrightsville Beach. They say a jet ski tried to make a u-turn near ...

Boat Capsizes, Four Rescued on the River
Crews rescued four people on the Mississippi River Saturday night after their boat capsized near Hampton. Police got the call at about 9:30 pm that a boat ...

36 children rescued after boat overturns in New Jersey harbor
CNN Mon, 19 Jul 2010 09:13 AM PDT
Thirty-six children on 18 sailboats were rescued Monday after their boats overturned in a Belmar, New Jersey, harbor, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.  

Two SoCal women injured in boating accident at Shaver Lake
The Hanford Sentinel Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:29 AM PDT
SHAVER LAKE - Two Southern California women were injured Fridaymorning after being involved in a boating accident on ShaverLake.

Woman rescued in two-hour search
BBC Cornwall Sun, 18 Jul 2010 03:18 AM PDT
A woman is rescued off the Cornish coast after falling overboard her yacht and spending two hours in the sea without a life jacket. 

La Vernia coach and husband injured in boating accident
Wilson County News
ROCKPORT -- A boating accident has left La Vernia High School Coach Sharon Westerholm and her husband, Mark, in intensive care. ..

Hit and run boating crash being investigated at Leesville Lake
By Meagan Farley | WSLS10 Anchor LEESVILLE LAKE - The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is questioning a suspect in a weekend boating hit and run case ...

Peabody man involved in NH lake boating accident
The Daily Item of Lynn
Moultonborough, NH police are investigating an accident on a nearby lake which seriously injured a 12-year-old boy and involved a boat driven by a Peabody ...

Couple saved by fishing charter after boat capsizes
Chicago Sun-Times
The couple were cooling off with a relaxing day of fishing on Lake Michigan when a flash storm hit and capsized their boat. That was the unlucky part. ..


Gas Fumes Build Up Suspected in Eagle Lake Boat Explosion
TEXAS TOWNSHIP -- (WKZO) Investigators suspect a build up of gas fumes was the reason for a boat explosion on Eagle Lake in Kalamazoo's Texas Township that .

 Yes, but why were there gasoline vapors in the engine compartment?  We may never know, but two things combined here to result in the explosion. Fuel or fuel vapors were leaking into the engine compartment, and something caused a spark which ignited the vapors.  This is why it is vitally important to check your fuel system for leaks frequently, and to make sure  that all electrical equipment in the engine compartment is ignition protected. Never use automotive parts. They do not meet the requirements for marine parts.  Before getting underway for the day, open the engine hatch and visually check hoses and connections.  Sniff for fumes. Vent the compartment for five minutes before starting the engine. At least once a year have the fuel system pressure tested for leaks. Always insist on marine parts.